Smiley Lewis
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1913-07-05
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Smiley Lewis

Biography

Overton Amos Lemons (July 5, 1913 – October 7, 1966), known as Smiley Lewis, was an American New Orleans rhythm and blues musician. The journalist Tony Russell, in his book The Blues - From Robert Johnson to Robert Cray, stated ...

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Biography

Overton Amos Lemons (July 5, 1913 – October 7, 1966), known as Smiley Lewis, was an American New Orleans rhythm and blues musician. The journalist Tony Russell, in his book The Blues - From Robert Johnson to Robert Cray, stated "Lewis was the unluckiest man in New Orleans. He hit on a formula for slow-rocking, small-band numbers like 'The Bells Are Ringing' and 'I Hear You Knocking' only to have Fats Domino come up behind him with similar music more ingratiatingly delivered. Lewis was practically drowned in Domino's backwash."

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We Shall Not Be Moved
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We Shall Not Be Moved
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I Hear You Knocking
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I Hear You Knocking
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I HEAR YOU KNOCKING
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I HEAR YOU KNOCKING
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Gumbo Blues
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Gumbo Blues
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She's Got Me, Hook Line, And Sinker
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She's Got Me, Hook Line, And Sinker
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Mamma Don't Like
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Mamma Don't Like
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Bumpity Bump
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Bumpity Bump
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School Days Are Back Again
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School Days Are Back Again
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Here Comes Smiley
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Here Comes Smiley
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Blue Monday
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Blue Monday
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Don't Jive Me
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Don't Jive Me
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Ain't Gonna Do It
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Ain't Gonna Do It
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Smiley Lewis Biography

Overton Amos Lemons (July 5, 1913 – October 7, 1966), known as Smiley Lewis, was an American New Orleans rhythm and blues musician. The journalist Tony Russell, in his book The Blues - From Robert Johnson to Robert Cray, stated "Lewis was the unluckiest man in New Orleans. He hit on a formula for slow-rocking, small-band numbers like 'The Bells Are Ringing' and 'I Hear You Knocking' only to have Fats Domino come up behind him with similar music more ingratiatingly delivered. Lewis was practically drowned in Domino's backwash."

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